I recently met a young entrepreneur who just started a new company, My Career Assist. Edward Chiang is an engineer who has a passion for helping individuals find the right career path and helping businesses maximize workforce productivity through employee satisfaction.
Ed has Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in engineering from Boston University plus an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked for several large corporations and completed a variety of leadership development programs. Now, he has developed a unique program that provides career planning solutions for professionals.
Ed had just landed two clients when we were all ordered to stay at home in Florida due to the COVID- 19 virus. The two clients backed out until the economy was more stable and social distancing was no longer required. Then he and his wife also made the decision to pull their three children out of daycare due to the pandemic and Ed became a stay-at-home father to three children. Needless to say, his life turned upside down.
With all of this going on, Ed told me he decided he was just going to provide his career planning services for free for the next few months. You read that correctly: he is so passionate about his new career planning service that he is willing to help others for free. This is incredibly generous.
Upon hearing his decision, I thought about all of the individuals who are now furloughed from jobs and the businesses that are closed due to the pandemic. His services might help many people get through this time. So I offered to help Ed promote My Career Assist.
Sometimes when individuals are unemployed, they become more creative or introspective. This type of thinking can lead to new roles in companies, new businesses, and new products or services.
So if you are rethinking your life and career during this pandemic, take the time to ask these questions:
- Are you currently in your dream job?
- Does your current job prepare you for your dream job?
- Have you had any challenges navigating your career path?
- Would your plans change if there were no limitations or restrictions?
Take a look at the My Career Assist website and schedule an introductory meeting with Ed Chiang under Package 3. He might just help you or a friend to find the career trajectory that excites you and gives meaning to your life.